9th Circ. Reminds BOEM About The Importance Of Evidence

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT) -- On Jan. 22, 2014, the Ninth Circuit held that the final environmental impact statement (“FEIS”) and supplemental environmental impact statement (“SEIS”) regarding the effects of proposed leases for oil and gas development in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska and prepared by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management violated the National Environmental Policy Act, although the agency had properly taken account of incomplete or unavailable information. As such, the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Native Village of Point Hope v. Jewell (Jan. 22, 2014) upheld,...
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